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... were experienced in these facilities, and many other like them, during World War II, however I will be forever changed having visited this place. The tour of the Auschwitz I and Birkenau (Auschwitz II) grounds took a little over 3hrs and our Polish guide was very informative and respectful. I headed back to the hotel, had some room service Italian, watched some champions league football and then lay awake contemplating life, the universe and everything in ...
... Hopefully it will go to plan.
Maybe the storm had thrown the organisation out a bit, as I did notice a sign saying that entrance could be slowed today as buildings and grounds were being checked for storm damage.
We got chatting to an older English couple in the bookshop and gave them our 5pm entry tickets, then had a look at the information boards near the entrance. Such a sense of dread and despair came over me, as I read some of ...
... camp; a family camp; a camp for holding and sorting plundered goods and a women's camp. Auschwitz III provided slave labor, for a major industrial plant run by I.G. Farben, for producing synthetic rubber. The highest number of inmates, including the sub-camps, was 155,000. The estimated number of deaths: 2.1 to 2.5 million killed in gas chambers, of whom about 2 million were Jews, Poles, Gypsies and Soviet POWs. About 330,000 deaths were from other causes ...
... medical experiments on people by injecting poison and disease into them, as well as with forced sterilisation. When the trains arrived at the camp, after up to four days in cramped nightmarish transit from around Europe, 80% of those who had made it there, went straight to the death camp gas-chambers (basically anyone who couldn't work) so children, visibly pregnant women, those with any kind of disability, most men over 40, were ...
... cut off the prisoners just prior to execution. This was displayed behind a large glass case which measured about 20m long by 3m high and 4 m deep. A similar display was of children's shoes, then adult's shoes, Combs, toothbrushes etc. millions of items. We were then taken to some cells where prisoners awaited execution either by starvation or shooting. There were individual cells where groups of people were put in cells without food or ...